Saturday, 20 February 2016

Hide in the Shadows

It was a beautiful sunny day when I visited Musselburgh on Monday. Perfect for shadows in the bird hide! I like the way alders (the trees behind the hide in the photo) look at this time of year, their catkins and cones both out before the leaves.They love growing by water, so the area round the hides at Musselburgh Lagoons is perfect for them.

 and here's the view over the lagoons and across to Fife, most of the birds are right at the far end, to the left of the edge of the photo. There were lots of teal (performing their beautiful and entertaining courtship dance) and wigeon that day and a couple of shelducks and shovelers. Also curlews and oystercatchers.

You can see more photos from the day here.

For Shadow Shot Sunday. 

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13 comments:

Jim said...

Good shots

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Indeed! Perfect for shadows!

A Cuban In London said...

Gorgeous! :-)

Greetings from London.

EG CameraGirl said...

AH! Proof that the sun did shine. ;)

Magyar said...

... here too, the water-birds are telling us, its time to welcome the green_! _m

gabriellebryden said...

love the sun and shadows - nice photography

Kathe W. said...

lovely images! What exactly is a "hide"? I've not heard/read that expression.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Kathe, a hide is a place where you can sit and watch birds (and other wildlife) without them seeing you

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely view and I like the shadow shot. Nice spots for birding. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

Lowcarb team member said...

Some lovely images - I love the way that shadows work.

All the best Jan

Lynn said...

I love shadows like that - beautiful.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Nice views and beautiful shadow shot.
Many greetings!

Srivi said...

Great shots :)
Cheers, Srivi - https://thepisceanme.wordpress.com